A Trace & Stitch Dress Refashion 1
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A Trace & Stitch Dress Refashion

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Happy Halloween Everyone!  πŸ™‚  Ghouls might prowling about during their one day vacay from the netherworld, but this dress would probably scare them off!  πŸ™‚

Trace and stitch dress before
Be afraid. Be very afraid.

It gets better!  This one’s a two-piecer!

Inner dress for trace and stitch dress refashion
Double the horror!

It gets even BETTER!  This dress is a bizarre combination of velvet and thermal fabric!

mixed fabrics for stitch and trace original dress
What the What?!?

I didn’t even want to think of what the heck I was going to do with that jacket part yet!  Ugh!

Soooo…I started working on the dress.

First, I separated the velvet top from the thermal waffle weave skirt. Β 

Ne’er the two shall meet again (at least not under my watch!)!

removing skirt from top of dress
Gotta keep ’em separated!

Then, I pulled out a dress I own that fits me really well, and a bit of chalk.

Next, I traced the dress onto the skirt and drew on some sleeves as well!

Tracing existing Dress to make New Dress
Prepare your mind to be blown!

When I removed the dress, it looked like this:

traced outline of dress on new dress

I pinned along the chalked line…

Pinning chalk outline on new dress
Pin it right there on the floor! πŸ™‚

Then, I cut off all that extra fabric to make my dress easier to work with! Β 

I also went ahead and cut open my sleeve holes.

Cutting off excess fabric

I stitched my new seams down, then stitched down that top part that was still open. Β 

I made sure to leave a nice neck hole. Β Since I was using the original hem, I didn’t need to worry about finishing the edge.

Stitching sleeve for refashioned dress
Hello Future Sleeve!

I did have to add a hem to the bottom of my new dress though!

hemming trace and stitch dress
A brand new hem!

And here’s what that once-scary dress looks like now!

refashionista in jason mask for halloween
BOO! πŸ˜‰

Okay…here’s a better look!

Trace and Stitch Dress After
Not too shabs!
trace and stitch dress after arms outstretched
Check out the wingspan!

My new dress was perfect for a tour of the French Broad Chocolate Factory!

refashionista and friends as french broad chocolate factory
If you can ever take this tour, you should!

I was deeply impressed with the effort the owners make to create their chocolate masterpieces ethically & organically. Β πŸ™‚ Β If you’re ever in the Asheville area, you should definitely swing by for a tour!

refashionista in trace and stitch dress close up
Totally hyped up on chocolate!!!
Erin and Jillian the Refashionista
Erin is not impressed by my vogueing. :/

After nibbling all sorts of marvelous chocolate, I developed a headache, and needed a painkiller.

I’m not talking aspirin, folks. Β I’m talking theeeese:

painkiller cocktail
Yes. That sugar cube is on fire!

This delightful cocktail cured all ills!  πŸ˜‰

Jillian and Dan
Our pains are gone!

Later that night, we caught Nine Inch Nails in concert! Β πŸ™‚

Layered up outside!
Layered up outside! πŸ™‚
Nine Inch Nails Concert
Don’t worry. Trent is just as angry as he ever was!


Refashionista Trace and Stitch Dress Before and After
trace and stitch dress pinnable image
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